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Matt Scott

Discrimination Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.8   30 reviews

also known as Matthew Scott

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    30%
    An employer cannot discriminate based on your race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or disability. It is illegal for an employer to use any of these reasons to fire, demote, or refuse to hire you.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Sexual harassment
    30%
    Harassment takes many forms. One of the more common types is sexual harassment, which is unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. But it is unlawful to harass an employee because of any protected characteristic or trait, including age or disability. Harassment is never acceptable.

    30 years, 300 cases

  3. Wrongful termination
    30%
    "Wrongful termination" is a term many people use, but it is actually a term of art. A termination is wrongful (i.e., unlawful) only if it violates one of the employment discrimination statutes (i.e., it is because of race, age, color, gender, etc.).

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    10%

    30 years, 300 cases

I spent the first 17 years of my practice representing employers. I got tired of representing companies, so in 2012 I changed sides and started representing people (i.e., employees).  Today, I represent only employees and only on a contingent fee basis, which means my clients do not pay me anything for my representation.  If my clients do not get paid, neither do I.

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Location

Scott Gilmore Thompson PLLC
900 Jackson Street
Suite 550
Dallas, TX, 75202

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Posted by Kemron | March 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Excellent, Attorney . Help me resolve a case that was so important to me not just because I felt a legal wrong had been done. But, I felt it important that my voice be heard. This was accomplished with the help of this hard working , dedicated and caring attorney
Posted by Amanda | March 23, 2023
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Professional and protective
Matt is a great lawyer. After a face to face consultation he agreed to take my case which was settled through mediation and resolved very quickly. He communicated well and kept me informed of the process. He also protected me from unnecessary questions from my former employer, talked me through my fears, and helped me recover damages quickly. He was extremely professional and kind as was his staff. Would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Kaye | March 23, 2023
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Worked On Our Behalf
Appreciate the work on behalf of my daughter showing compassion and care for the immoral issue she encountered of sexual abuse from an employee in a company. Pursued legal action to the best as he could due to the restraints of the law. Received a settlement but could go no further. Thank you Matthew.
Posted by Ebony | March 23, 2023
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Excellent Firm
Matt went above and beyond for me treated me like family , they did the research that was needed took the action and got a settlement that was more than fair I would recommend them to any of my friends and family in fact I have already
Posted by Bryan | March 23, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Matt was a great lawyer. From the first phone call to the first in person meeting, All the way until the very end of my case. He was always professional and on point. I am sastisfied with the results we got and thats all thanks to Matt. Thank you again!
Posted by Kelley | July 9, 2022
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Matt Scott Review
Glad I selected Mr. Scott to represent me. He is professional, knowledgeable and very strategic in planning my case. I would have no issues referring him to friends and family.
Posted by Sarah | October 5, 2020
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Matt Scott is One of the Best!
I was referred to Matt Scott from my other Attorney, First time I met Matt Scott in person was on the day of my mediation we had only talked through email prior, I was very surprised when Meeting Matt that day, he was recovering from having his Tonsils taken out and he STILL showed up!..Matt was there for me 100% and was not going to let the fact that he could hardly talk Stop him from representing me!...Matt is a amazing Attorney, he takes his time and listens to you, you will not feel belittled, he communicates very well with his clients and will fight to get you what you deserve. He is honest, he will explain things in a way that you will understand, Yes he is a Attorney BUT he is also a human that is thankful for his clients. Thank you so Much Matt Scott, forever a blessing!
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Posted by Julio | October 5, 2020
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Julio
I was very happy with how Matt handled my case. He was able to get it resolved early, which I appreciated. He kept me informed and up to day on everything. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Jack | August 1, 2018
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I highly recommend!
Matt was my attorney in a discrimination case with a big hospital system in Dallas. He stuck with me to the very end and I appreciate all he did. I highly recommend!
Response from Matt Scott August 27, 2020
Enjoyed working with you!
Posted by LaToya | July 4, 2018
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Honest Lawyer
He was honest upfront and kept me in the know about my case. Quick to respond and very professional. If I had to start my case over I’d choose Matt again.
Posted by Amanda | January 13, 2017
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Amazing attorney.
He did an amazing job, I was always kept updated on the case. His staff is very helpful. He always answers any questions about the case, usually with hours . Which was great because he understands your a person not a number. I have recommended him before and I would again always very professional and up front honesty.
Posted by G.M. | December 16, 2016
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Powerful advocate for working Americans
Attorney Matt Scott reviewed my race discrimination claim, which was filed after I was passed over the third time for an appointed executive level position. He represented me with a vigor as if he was personally passed over. His advice, his plan, and the way he approached the case were very professional and in my best interest. Mr. Scott is passionate about helping people who have been mistreated and is very knowledgeable in his field. The outcome of my case speaks VOLUMES of his tenacity, as the tenets of my claim were satisfactorily resolved. I am now enjoying retirement and all the memories of a long successful career!
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Posted by John T | December 14, 2016
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Discrimination
Matt was super easy to work with and got results quickly with no hassles on my part.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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The guy in your corner.
I hired Matt to represent me for my discrimination employment case. He was aggressive yet prudent. He is a fierce advocate and is painfully honest about your case behind closed doors. None better!
Posted by Jerry | December 14, 2016
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Fantastic Job
Matt was recommended to me by a friend. I met with him personally to discuss my case. He took my case on a contingency and did a fantastic job. He took the time to understand my case and gave me the right advice on how to win the case. I ultimately settled out of court for almost 3 times what I was originally seeking. I hope I never need another attorney, but if I do, I will contact Matt.
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Posted by Colleen Sherman | December 14, 2016
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Case
My lawyer was able to win my case for me and I was very satisfied with what I received
Posted by Alvin | December 13, 2016
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Alvin Jackson-Client
Matt Scott is a great lawyer who works hard for his clients. He was so diligent in working on my case. Always kept me informed and counseled me through the whole process. I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a lawyer who cares and fights for his clients. Matt not only won my case but provided me with excellent service. I am forever grateful for him taking me as his client.
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Posted by James | December 13, 2016
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Settlement Hearing
Matt was very professional...very knowledgeable and very personable. He quickly overcame every objection the opposing client had. He settled the case for more than I had expected!
Posted by Natalie | December 13, 2016
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Awesome experience
Matthew and his business partner Javier made my very difficult situation a smooth and rewarding experience. You will not go wrong with Matthew handling whatever case you may have.
Posted by Anabelle | December 13, 2016
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Very Professional and efficient
Matt and Javier were very professional and handled my case to a successful end. I highly recommend his office. I was satisfied with my personal outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Scott Gilmore Thompson
  • 2023 - Present
  • Owner
  • Scott Law Firm PLLC
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Managing Partner
  • Scott | Perez LLP
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Kendall Law Group LLP
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Managing Partner-Dallas Office
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
  • 1999 - 2009
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Education

  • Drake University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cornett v. Aerotek Affiliated Services, Inc.
  • $273,818.73 Total Award
  • Marshall v. Aerotek Affiliated Services, Inc.
  • $400,000 Award
  • Grissom v. Ridgeback Group, Inc.
  • $210,249.36 Final Judgment
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Associations

  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Texas
  • Dallas Morning News
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminant
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D-Magazine
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Employment Lawyers
  • eBossWatch
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2006
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • Much Ado About Nothing—Why Desert Palace Neither Murdered McDonnell Douglas Nor Transformed All Employment Discrimination Cases to Mixed-Motive
  • 2005
  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products: The Emperor Has No Clothes—Pretext Plus is Alive and Kicking
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute
  • Jury Charges and Instructions
  • 2015
  • Dallas HR Conference
  • Managing Social Media in the Workplace
  • 2012
  • Trend HR Human Resources Conference
  • Employment Law Roundtable
  • 2011
  • FMLA Master Class
  • FMLA Claims
  • 2009
  • Webcast
  • ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • 2008
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law 2007
  • It Looks Good on Paper, But Will It Win in the Courtroom? Implementing Documentation Practices to Defend Against Potential Litigation
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (2)
Endorse Matt
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has been my firm's "go to guy" for any clients that need assistance in employment matters. A caring tenacity makes him ideally suited to help client's in their time of need."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Scott on a complex & highly volatile employment matter. We were able to resolve the matter in the client's favor due to Mr. Scott's work product and professionalism. Mr. Scott is the only employment lawyer I would recommend to my clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt is a reputable and experienced plaintiff's employment lawyer who aggressively represents his clients, and with great success over the years. His prior experience representing defendants gives him a unique perspective and allows him to better evaluate cases and advise his clients. I have referred several prospective plaintiffs to Matt over the years and continue to do so."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve worked together with Matt on cases and also referred cases to him with great results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Matt Scott. He is a very tenacious and aggressive lawyer who works hard for his clients. I do not handle employment and labor cases, so I refer my clients to him for those needs. I have confidence they will be treated fairly and given effective and zealous representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt and were partners together at a prior law firm. He is very knowledgeable about employment law, is an excellent litigator and trial lawyer, and is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt knows his stuff. He is one of my "go to" lawyers when I need to refer employment matters to another firm."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is experienced, smart and hard-working. He represents his clients with passion and integrity."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a talented and hardworking lawyer who fights for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt was mentor of mine. Now that he is on the opposite side he's a strong and professional advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matt as an employment law trial attorney. Matt is an attorney's attorney, meaning, he is someone I am confident to refer employment matters and he is an attorney with whom I have enjoyed working on client matters. Matt and I tried a pregnancy discrimination act case together in which Matt made one of the most persuasive closing arguments I ever have heard. Toward the end of the summation, each member of the jury was nodding their heads showing they understood and agreed with Matt's argument. That jury found in our client's favor for the total amount requested. So, Matt is a litigator whom juries trust; and he has the respect of judges as well as nearly all opposing counsel."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt, both personally and professionally, for a number of years. He is a very skilled attorney with the highest ethics. I would highly recommend Matt."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. effective and efficient for the plaintiffs he represents. fair analysis of the value of each case"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt knows employment law, stays current, and will take cases to trial!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposite Matt on a matter. I found him to be honest, forthright, and an aggressive advocate for his client. I consider him one of the best plaintiffs-side employment attorneys in Dallas."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Dallas Discrimination Lawyer Matt Scott
Matt Scott
Discrimination Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 28 years